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Calendar chaos

Why I always get to the airport really, really early

A short list of what Edmonton needs. Someone get on this immediately.

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An evening with Michael W. Smith

Mount Rainier

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Mount Rainier

One of my favorite pictures from our recent Seattle and Alaska vacation.

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Alaska cruise vacation video

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Alaska cruise vacation video

Highlights from our just completed Alaska cruise. It completely surpassed expectations. An absolutely amazing time.

#alaska#cruise#whales#whalewatching

Auto Awesome of two humpback whales diving

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Auto Awesome of two humpback whales diving

Burst mode plus Google+ is a great combination.

#Alaska#cruiseship#whalewatching#whales#humpbackwhalephotos  
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Scenes from a Seattle sunset

Lucha! Lucha!

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Lucha! Lucha!

My younger daughter just returned from her mission trip to Mexico and brought me lucha libre mask!

#wrestling#lucha#mexico#blogsofaugust 8/3/14(2 images)

Movie review: Guardians of the Galaxy

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Movie review: Guardians of the Galaxy

MINOR SPOILERS AHEAD

I remember the day the first Guardians of the Galaxy trailer hit. I was ... skeptical. Puzzled. A bit worried. Marvel made a comedy? With obscure comic book characters? And they used Hooked on a Feeling as the music to sell a space movie? Are you kidding me?

But with each additional trailer I gradually warmed up on the movie, having hit "cautiously optimistic" by the time the movie came out and "excited" after reading some gushing reviews.

Yeah, this movie is AWESOME.

And I know that word gets thrown out a lot to describe things that are merely "very good." 

But this movie is AWESOME. It had me tearing up in the first five minutes in the hospital scene, and then again near the end when the mysterious present gets opened. There's an emotional core to the movie that just works - and, yes, it involves songs like Hooked on a Feeling and the rest of the classic rock/golden oldies soundtrack. …